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skin flakes

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Zeuceone, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    My puppy recently started getting skin flakes all over his body. any ideas what can start this.
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  2. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Allergies, dry skin, fleas, many things can cause skin to flake... Is he itchy?

    Give your vet a call if you're worried.
     
  3. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    He doesn't have fleas and is not itchy. When he stays at my mom they would give him anything to eat(wasn't aware). So ill had them stop that. He's had it for almost 2 weeks now. Food is the same for 2 months now. It could of been something they gave him
     
  4. bluestark

    bluestark American Bully Moderator

    More than likely it is because he is blue and they have allergies, or either dry skin. Rub him down with a non-scented lotion and see if that works. Some of our blues get dandruff this time of year also. That is all it is, can be from numerous reasons and lotion should help.
     
  5. Zoe

    Zoe GRCH Dog

    You can try some fish oil as well. I've had dogs that have had dry coat issues and along with the addition of fish oil, nine times out of ten, if I switched their food, it cleared up. Of course you have try to find WHICH food they do the best on, and that can take some time.
     
  6. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    He's had the same food for awhile now and this just recently happened so it can't be that. Ill try the lotion and fish oil.
     
  7. Zoe

    Zoe GRCH Dog

    Actually, for my dogs that are prone to dry coat, what I have noticed is that even food that they seem to do good on, after a while it seems to loose it's ''ummpphh'' so to speak. lol What I usually do to avoid this issue, is find a few foods they do well on and rotate them. For example, when I first started my crew on the Taste Of The Wild Salmon, they looked AMAZING on it. A few months went by though and it just seemed to loose it's impact, so I went back to what I used to do, with the rotating different foods. As well, keep in mind that allergies can DEVELOPE over time, so just because they did good with say chicken, doesn't mean that in the future, they won't develop and allergy to it.
     
  8. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    That was one of my thoughts. I'm actually picking him up a different kibble at the moment.
     
  9. Zoe

    Zoe GRCH Dog

    Good luck! I hope whatever you choose works better for him. :)
     

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